The American people are about to be taught some hard lessons.
About 46% of them don't need to learn them; they'll be foisted on them by the 52% who do.
Those lessons will consist of what happens when you elect as President a man whose overriding goal in life is to help the poor by taking from everyone else, who believes the Constitution says anything five Justices say it means, who accepts every tenet of the viros, and who believes that you can reason with Iranian mullahs.
They'll include seeing first hand in reality how wealth gets created or prevented. They'll consist of how not to improve the environment and how not to create the energy needed to run every home and business, to power every service and create every modern product.
Most of all, it will consist of a demonstration of how freedom is hindered, perhaps hobbled. Events will show Americans how freedom of speech is curtailed when government acts to prevent words it doesn't want heard in public. There will be ample instances of how an already at-risk country can be put in still greater danger by inaction and false ideas.
How many will draw the right conclusions from the events they'll witness, it's impossible to predict. Many people lack the imagination or background to think of what might be or how things might work otherwise if they choose differently.
There'll be many voices available to tell them. Even if the government succeeds in restricting or stifling freedom lovers by one venue, others will arise. Even in the Soviet Union the refusniks could not be completely silenced and we are nowhere near that rung of hell yet.
There'll be many voices that will show them a better way, a way based not just on imagination or hope but historical evidence and sound reasoning. They'll show how there was a time when America was free and how that led to more material prosperity, a better culture, and increased joy for those willing to work for them.
It's impossible to predict how many will heed those voices and think about what they see and hear. But in the end, numbers matter only so much. History is determined by the few. Be one of them. Make your voice heard in defense of freedom. Speak today, and every other day until the scourge of suppression is lifted and freedom once again becomes the norm in the land that once made it commonplace.
Never surrender. In the end, if you fail, you'll still have the joy of knowing your cause was just, your effort noble. For, there's nothing more just than freedom and nothing more noble than fighting for your life and your right to live it unshackled.
That's a lesson no one who has ever felt alive for a day needs to learn.